What should Customer Information Form(CIF) for Companies contain

Company Name

The registered name of the limited liability company. In law, a limited liability company has its own legal personality.

Date & country of incorporation ;

This will reveal whether the company is an external company registered in another country. The date is indicative of the age of the company.

Registration Number

This registration # also indicates the length of time that the company was in existence because it contains the year that the company was registered accompanied by other numbers.

Permanent Address;

Registered office address of the company, this should be reflected on the Form 4 or Notice of Address and or the Forms 28(Annual Returns).

Mailing Address

A PO Box or Bag #, that the company uses will suffice because the registered office address was already captured above.

Telephone #

Please ask for a current number and extension where applicable.

Email address

Preferably the company’s email address.

Purpose of Intended Nature of Business Relationship

This is not the services offered by the Company, but it is the reason for the customer approaching your entity.

Name, Addresses of Directors/Secretary/Officers/Authorized Signatories

Full name, as it appears on their Government issued Identification documents;

Position ;e.g.  Directors, Secretaries;

2 forms of valid, government issued identification;

Expiry date, will assist in determining whether the ID is valid;

Country of Issue; Helpful in identifying Non Residents or countries that are High Risk.

Identity of Shareholders holding more than 10% Paid Up Share Capital.

Paidup capital is the amount of money a company has received from shareholders in exchange for shares of stock. Paidup capital is created when a company sells its shares on the primary market, directly to investors -Most Applicable to Public Companies, trading on the Stock Exchange reference: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/paidupcapital.asp

The Name of the Beneficial Owner

“The natural person(s) who ultimately owns or controls a customer and/or the natural person on whose behalf a transaction is being conducted. It also includes those persons who exercise ultimate effective control over a legal person or arrangement.” FATFWhy would an individual choose to be the beneficial owner?

Two forms of IDs for the beneficialowner

Valid , government issued photo identification

Address of Person ;

Permanent address of the UBO

Occupation;

Source of Funds Declaration

Source of funds refers to the origins of the activity that generated the particular funds or assets which are used in the transaction between the customer and the FI/LB. eg $136,000 from bank loan proceeds from ACB Arima ,  or $136,000 from Company Account, Tobago Branch chq # XXX

Customer Declaration;

Signature of Customer;

The Company Stamped should be used by the customer, who is acting for and on behalf of the company.

Official Use Only;

For Compliance Review;

There should be a check box or Yes/No option to confirm whether these Sanction Lists were consulted:

UN 2253 List;

FATF Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories;

TT Consolidated List of Court Orders

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What is SOW?:

SOW is an acronym for Source of Wealth. Source of Wealth refers to the origin and the activity that generated your entire body of wealth. As distinct from Source of Funds that is concerned with the funds used for the particular transaction.

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What does SAR mean?: AML Expert

SAR is an acronym for Suspicious Activity Report.

It is a report that captures details of  an alleged criminal offence committed by a client or customer of a “listed business “.

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In Trinidad and Tobago the following are “listed businesses” and  have a legal obligation to file a SAR with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

Motor Vehicles Sales;

Real Estate Agents and Companies;

Gaming Houses (Casinos)

Pool Betting;

Jewellrs;

Art Dealers;

Accountants;

Lawyers;

Independent Legal Prpfessionals;

Trust and Company Service Providers

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. SHE IS A LECTURER AT  THE ARTHUR LOK JACK GLOBAL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN TRINIDAD. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

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Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

The threat of proliferation is significant and the consequences are severe. Proliferation has many guises but ultimately involves the transfer and export of technology, goods, software, services or expertise that could be used in nuclear, chemical or biological weapon-related programmes, including delivery systems; it poses a significant threat to global security1.
Proliferation may be defined as the transfer and export of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons; their means of delivery and related materials.2 This could include, inter alia, technology, goods, software, services or expertise. Means of delivery include missiles, rockets and other unmanned systems capable of delivering nuclear, chemical or biological weapons that are specially designed for such use.
What is Proliferation Financing?
The provision of financial services for the transfer and export of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons; their means of delivery and related materials.
With respect to the Financing of Proliferation, the following deficiencies were noted by the Assessor in Trinidad and Tobago:
There does not appear to be a comprehensive policy or the completion of such a policy as it relates to the financing of the proliferation of Weapons of mass Destruction in Trinidad and Tobago;
The framework for targeted sanctions related to Terrorist Financing needs to be reviewed;
The sanctions and prohibitions are in respect of freezing funds are not covered in the Anti Terrorism Act;
There is no comprehensive policy on the proliferation of financing of weapons of mass destruction and there is no adequate legislation on this issue;
There does not appear to be a thorough appreciation of the risk of Terrorist Financing amongst the relevant authorities;
There are inadequate resources to effectively investigate and prosecute Terrorist Financing.


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References:
1 http://www.fatfgafi.org/media/fatf/documents/reports/Typologies%20Report%20on%20Proliferation%20Financing.pdf
2 S/RES/1540 (2004)
3 http://www.fatfgafi.org/media/fatf/documents/reports/Typologies%20Report%20on%20Proliferation%20Financing.pdf

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